2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

November 23, 2019

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019 betting for this afternoon’s feature race in country Victoria.

Dr Drill. Photo: Steve Hart.

Dr Drill leads 2019 Ballarat Cup betting this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm local time, this year’s Listed $500,000 Ballarat Cup (2000m) is set to run at capacity with Barry Brook’s fourth emergency Meli Melo (3) coming in for the scratched Chris Waller-trained The Lord Mayor.

Heading the latest Ballarat Cup odds on the half-a-million-dollar clash through Ladbrokes.com.au, the in-from Dansili gelding Dr Drill chases a third win on the trot.

Firming in from $4.20 to $3.30 to continue his winning streak, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained five-year-old was last seen winning the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2020m) by nearly two lengths in mid-October.

Kept fresh since, Dr Drill goes up three kilos to 56kg in the Ballarat Cup field but has Melbourne Cup winning hoop Craig Williams aboard again in what could be another easy kill.

There are currently three other single-figure chances in the Ballarat Cup markets including the 60.5kg topweight Fifty Stars ($5.50) for Lindsay Park.

Drawn gate four, the Irish-bred Sea The Stars entire has been in top form over the spring in Melbourne.

Two back he ran a devastatingly close second behind Fierce Impact in the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) before returning a week later to place fifth, three lengths off Magic Wand in Flemington’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

The Ballarat Cup looks a much easier assignment for the high-performer, but the weight will be the question for Fifty Stars here.

Double You Tee ($8) and Japanese raider Suzuka Devious ($8.50) are considered the dangers.

Patrick Payne’s ultra-consistent Written Tycoon five-year-old Double You Tee won four on the trot before his last start second in the Kyneton Cup (2000m) on November 6.

The gelding comes back from 57kg that run to 54kg at Ballarat and has Billy Egan riding once again.

Suzuka Devious is higher up the weights with the second heaviest allocation of 59kg, the veteran nine-year-old third-up in Australia and chasing a top three finish down under on the back of a Caulfield Stakes eighth and Mackinnon Stakes seventh.

At slightly longer Ballarat Cup odds are the likes of the Michael Moroney-trained Bendigo Cup third placegetter last start Hang Man ($10) and the defending champion Kiwia ($14).

Archie Alexander’s local Reset six-year-old Kiwia is two-from-two at the Ballarat track – including taking out the race in 2018 when prepared by Darren Weir – and is looking to improve on a lead-up sixth in the Listed Cup Day Plate (1800m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Click here for the latest Ballarat Cup 2019 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Fir...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Resul...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Clinton McDonald’s tenacious filly Hayasugi defied her big price to make...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity St...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

Lindsay Park’s Caulfield maestro Mr Brightside once again showed his champion...

2024 Peter Young Stakes Result...

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes in Sydney is calling for Mark Walker’s classy...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Str...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Straight Charges Up Golden Slipper Betting Markets

It is off to the coveted Golden Slipper in a month’s time for the Gai...

Race Results

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Queman Wins In Upset Thriller

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

Race Previews

Riff Rocket Heads 2024 Australian Guineas Field & Betting

Surround Stakes 2024 Field & Odds Update: Favourite Tipped to Fly

2024 Verry Elleegant Stakes Field & Betting Update: Fangirl Odds-On to Score Emotional Win for Waller

2024 Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Field & Betting Update: Aurora’s Symphony Chases Three-Peat

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Fields & Form

Riff Rocket Heads 2024 Australian Guineas Field & Betting

Surround Stakes 2024 Field & Odds Update: Favourite Tipped to Fly

2024 Verry Elleegant Stakes Field & Betting Update: Fangirl Odds-On to Score Emotional Win for Waller

2024 Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Field & Betting Update: Aurora’s Symphony Chases Three-Peat

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets